The 1804 painting "Bonaparte Visits the Plague Stricken in Jaffa" commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte from Antoine-Jean Gros. Musée du Louvre

Waterloo?! The Middle East Is Where Napoleon Really Surrendered

A new exhibition at the National Library sheds light on the French emperor’s Middle Eastern campaign at the end of the 1700s. Despite his crushing defeat, many historians see his time here as a scientific and scholarly success.

Napoleon Bonaparte’s military campaigns in Egypt and Ottoman Palestine, nearly 220 years ago, did not end well for the French leader. His dream of reaching India and the Far East via Egypt, and becoming...

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